As mandated by Federal law, your Rental/Lease Agreement must contain certain information, including:
- The names and identifying information of both landlord and tenant
- The property address and description,
- Pet allowance provisions,
- Information and disclosures concerning safety and health hazards,
- The amount of security deposit and rent due
- The location and date of where and when the security deposit and rent are due
However, not all states will have identical leasing and rental requirements and may differ on some important issues.
It is highly recommended you familiarize yourself with Oregon’s requirements and nuances to best protect your legal and financial rights. By doing so, you will save yourself from future hassle, or potential litigation and have a comprehensively drafted and complete lease agreement.
1. Oregon Residential Lease Agreement Sample PDF
The sample lease agreement below describes a contract between “Landlord” Jessica Jones and “Tenant” Amy Rey. She agrees to rent a semi-detached house in Portland for $1,200 per month on a month-by-month basis beginning on June 20, 2017. The tenant agrees to pay for all utilities and services for the Premises.
This is a good example of what provisions a simple lease agreement might contain, and how one should look in its final form.
2. Oregon Landlord and Tenant Laws
Oregon imposes specific and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a Lease/Rental Agreement. For example, Oregon statute provides for the following:
- A landlord is uncapped as to the amount of security deposit they may request from a tenant. (No statute)
- A landlord is required to return the security deposit to a tenant within thirty-one (31) days of the end or termination of the lease. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (13))
Landlord Right of Entry:
- Landlords are required to give at least twenty-four (24) hours of notice in non-emergency cases before entering the premises. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322)
Additionally, Oregon law requires:
- Oregon landlords are entitled to verify claims of domestic violence, and tenants must fill out a form found here.
- A tenant must give their landlord fourteen (14) days written notice to terminate the lease in cases of domestic violence. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.453(2b))
Further Contact Details:
- A landlord is required to disclose to the tenant the name and address of the owner of the property. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.305)